Ex-NYPD Officer Pleading Guilty to Rape


Michael Pena was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young schoolteacher at gunpoint earlier this year and fired from the NYPD, but the jury failed to reach a verdict on two counts of first-degree rape. He was sentenced to 75 years in prison anyway, and rather than be retried on the remaining charges, Pena will plead guilty to rape today. The deal is unlikely to add much more jail time, the Post reports, but at least his victim won’t be forced to go through another trial.